Adele is heading for a new record!
The singer, who has consistently delighted fans home and abroad with her vocal prowess, walked away with the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) Emmy for her CBS special, “One Night Only,” on Sunday night. This means the “Easy On Me” hitmaker is a step closer to EGOT status.
In other words, since she now has an Emmy, multiple Grammys, and an Oscar, all Adele needs is a Tony, and she will have the complete collection, joining the elite group of artists who have managed to clinch all four.
Adele Makes Fans Proud For ‘Officially Having An EGO’
Showcasing the latest trophy added to her cabinet, Adele promptly took to Instagram to drop three photos. While the first two images were selfies with the converted award, the third was the trophy in all its glory. The “Rolling in the Deep” songstress wrote alongside the snap:
“Bl***y hell I’m pleased as punch! Thank you @mrbenwinston for dropping this round to me this afternoon!! Trust me to officially have an EGO [rolling laughter emoji].”
She also appreciated the Television Academy for the honor and gave a shout-out to the nominees — Dave Chappelle and Norm Macdonald — in her category. Besides giving the post over two million likes in less than 12 hours, fans also dropped into the comment section to congratulate their fave.
While one exclaimed, “you deserve it!!” another added, “SO PROUD OF YOU, QUEEN.” A third fan ecstatically told the “Make You Feel My Love” singer, “Time to put some money into Broadway and secure that Tony!!! Congrats!” Several others simply dropped their “congratulations,” and few more recalled how “amazing” the concert that earned her the Emmy was.
Deadline recalled that “Adele: One Night Only” featured the award-winning singer-songwriter belting out songs from her latest album at Griffith Observatory in LA. The show, which Oprah Winfrey presented, aired last November.
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Although Adele was not available to receive the award, the show’s executive producer Ben Winston, did the honors, dedicating it to his mother, Lira Helen Feigenbaum, who passed away recently. In his acceptance speech, Winston bragged:
“I think you can tell by our faces we truly are surprised. But let’s be honest, you could film [Adele] in a cardboard box with an iPhone and win an Emmy.”
Adele’s CBS special also won the Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special.
The ‘Skyfall’ Singer Cancels Vegas Residency Due To Lack Of Connection
The Blast recently gave an update on Adele’s canceled Las Vegas residency. The British singer spoke about why she had to postpone the show despite being the “worst moment” of her career.
The mother-of-one claimed that the show “lacked intimacy,” and she felt “disconnected” from her band. Those feelings — or the lack thereof — prompted Adele and her team to do a “complete overhaul” of the production, preparing them to bring it to the stage on November 18th.
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During an interview, the “Set Fire To The Rain” singer said her revised show would tell the story of her career and provide concertgoers with “nostalgia.” In her words:
“I want to tell the story of the beginning of my career to now. I’m not gonna give too much away about it, but the show grows. It’s all about the music, and it’s really, really nostalgic. It’s gonna be so beautiful.”
In case you missed it, Adele canceled her residency just a day before it was set to kick off in January. The shocking cancellation was hurtful to fans, especially those who had already arrived in Las Vegas — from other locations — and made hotel accommodations for their stay.
The “Hello” hitmaker put up a sorrowful display in a tearful video as she informed fans, “My show ain’t ready. We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time, and for it to be good enough for you. But we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID.”
The 34-year-old added that the decision made the “first couple of months really, really hard. However, the pain made her self-confidence grow because she did a “very brave thing.” Thus, she had made herself proud for “standing by my artistic needs.”